A visitors guide to the coastal village of Titchwell on the North
Norfolk Coast. Much of the area around Norfolk's coastline was wrestled
from the sea by the building of dykes and sea walls going back to beyond
Roman times. After the floods of 1953 many of the sea walls were
considered too expensive to repair and this was the case in the village
of Titchwell. Then in 1970 a pair of breeding Montagu Harries were
spotted in the reeds on these marshes now etched by veins of saltwater,
and the rest as they say is history.
For by 1972 the RSPB had acquired the marshes around
here and Titchwell Reserve came into being. The Titchwell Reserve is one
of the most popular reserves in Norfolk situated on a large site with a
mixture of habitats including fen and marshes, reedbeds and tidal
This reserve attracts many birds including waders and dabbling duck
while shallow lagoons provide a site for winter geese and grazing duck.
Titchwell RSPB Reserve has a number of hides and several trails and even
offers binoculars for hire at its visitors centre. Beyond the managed
nature reserve there is a more extensive area of fields and saltings and
it is possible to walk out to fine extensive firm shimmering sands,
which stretch as far as the eye can see, with rolling white horses
breaking on the shore.
For Holiday Accommodation in Titchwell Norfolk and closeby - Self
Catering - Holiday Cottages - Hotels and Bed and Breakfast check out our
Titchwell Holiday Accommodation Pages.
The attractive church of St. Mary the Virgin has an
eleventh century round tower. In the village are two good
restaurants - Briarfields, that serves a range of locally sourced
seafood and meats and the restaurant at Titchwell Manor, renowned for
For golf enthusiasts there is the Royal West Norfolk Golf course at Brancaster.
For a spot of retail therapy Burnham
Market offer stylish shops and galleries together with an array of
good pubs/inn and eateries. For sailing try Brancaster
Staithe where sailing is available as well as a sailing school
providing water sports training and hire as well as a full range of
leisure wear, equipment and accessories.
Since Roman times shellfish has been harvested around
here with some 250 tons of oysters and mussels grown each year in the
creek. There are many opportunities to try these delicacies either
in the local pubs/restaurants or direct from small sheds selling local
seafood, cattered around the Norfolk coastline. Scolt Head Island is a
Nature Conservation Area and has the largest breeding colony of Sandwich
Terns making it ideal venue for the bird watcher, the island can be
accessed from the Brancaster Staithe harbour by small ferry boats which
take visitors out to the reserve in the long summer months.